Squatters Busted for Burglary and Theft

A Pepeʻekeo man and woman have been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly staying in an unoccupied house in Pepeʻekeo.

On Friday (May 30) police received reports of suspicious activity at a home on Kaupakueha Homestead Road, where lights were on in a house that was supposed to be unoccupied.

Akoni Perry

Akoni Perry

South Hilo Patrol Officers located and arrested 27-year old Akoni Perry, and 32-year old Holly White, and held them at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

Holly White

Holly White

At 3:10 p.m. Sunday (June 1), detectives charged Perry and White with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. Bail was set at $5,250 each.

The two remained at the cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (June 2).

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